# Thread: Math Riddle

1. ## Math Riddle

Three Guys go into a motel, they buy a room. The clerk charges them $30. However, the clerk realizes that the room only costs$25 and gives $5 to the bell boy to give back to them. Since$5 can't be split evenly, the bell boy gives each man $1 and keeps$2 for himself.

In other words:
They each payed $10 dollars, so $10 \cdot 3 = 30$ They each got$1 back, so $(10-1) \cdot 3 = 27$
and the bellboy keeps $2, $9 \cdot 3 + 2 = 29$ Now the question: What happened to the extra dollar? Here is a riddle that I like and it stumps a lot of people, let's see how you guys do. 2. Originally Posted by Quick Three Guys go into a motel, they buy a room. The clerk charges them$30. However, the clerk realizes that the room only costs $25 and gives$5 to the bell boy to give back to them. Since $5 can't be split evenly, the bell boy gives each man$1 and keeps $2 for himself. In other words: They each payed$10 dollars, so $10 \cdot 3 = 30$
They each got $1 back, so $(10-1) \cdot 3 = 27$ and the bellboy keeps$2, $9 \cdot 3 + 2 = 29$

Now the question: What happened to the extra dollar?

Here is a riddle that I like and it stumps a lot of people, let's see how you guys do.
You can see what was said last time here

3. Originally Posted by Quick
Three Guys go into a motel, they buy a room. The clerk charges them $30. However, the clerk realizes that the room only costs$25 and gives $5 to the bell boy to give back to them. Since$5 can't be split evenly, the bell boy gives each man $1 and keeps$2 for himself.

In other words:
They each payed $10 dollars, so $10 \cdot 3 = 30$ They each got$1 back, so $(10-1) \cdot 3 = 27$
and the bellboy keeps $2, $9 \cdot 3 + 2 = 29$ Now the question: What happened to the extra dollar? Here is a riddle that I like and it stumps a lot of people, let's see how you guys do. clerk has$25
guys have $3 bell boy has$2..... total $30 4. Because the Clerk actually received$25 each person actually paid him $25 divided by three =$8and a third.

Since the Bell boy received $2, each person paid him$2 divide by 3 = $two thirds Therefore each person actually paid$8 and a third + $two thirds =$9

And of course they each got back $1 That makes$30!

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